Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fwd: THIS IS IT!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, HB 1997 will have a hearing in the Washington State Senate Ways & Means Committee.


Begin forwarded message:

From: me
Date: March 29, 2011 12:30:10 PM PDT
To: you
Subject: THIS IS IT!

Advocates, we need you as much as ever. Our LAST PUBLIC HEARING (woo hoo) is scheduled and we need everyone and anyone to show up, sign in and be present. It's the most important action you can take to help save arts and heritage funding. If this is a basketball game, we're in the last 5 minutes and the hometown crowd needs to jump to its feet. It's our last chance to show up en masse and show those folks whose lives/economies/communities/jobs they're dealing with.

Senate Ways & Means hearing on SHB 1997

THIS Wednesday, 3/30/2011,  1:30 pm

Senate Hearing Rm 4 -- J.A. Cherberg Building -- Olympia, WA


Driving? Directions here.

Plan to arrive in Olympia around 1:15 to sign in -- we don't know yet where we are on the agenda, so plan to stay as late as 5 p.m. if possible. (If you have to leave early, that's okay though... signing in is a great help.)

 
Need a ride? Email advocate4culture@gmail.com

We'll be leaving Pioneer Square around 11:30 a.m. and hope to be back no later than 6:30 p.m.

 

BE THERE!


All best to you,

 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

King County Arts Bills Move to Committees, HB 1997, SB 5834

The Washington State Legislature passed two bills that would help fund King County Arts. Senate Bill SB 5834 has moved from the Senate to the House Ways & Means Committee. House Bill HB 1997 has moved from the House to the Senate Committee on Economic Development Trade & Innovation.

HB 1997 has a Hearing in the Senate committee on Thursday, at 1:30pm.
This bill would fund King County Arts programs, workforce housing around the Washington State Convention Center, as well as jump-start the expansion of the convention Center.

SB 5834 was was referred to the House Ways & Means Committee, but has not yet been placed on an agenda.
This bill just extends the Hotel tax, and part of the revenue fundsArts in King County.





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Friday, March 4, 2011

King County Arts Bill Passes House, HB 1997, Moves on to the Senate

A bill that would help fund King County Arts, as well as jump-start the expansion of the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle passed the House Friday night. HB 1997 moves on to the Senate for consideration.

A similar bill, though smaller in scope, SB 5834, has been placed on the Legislative Floor Calendar, currently waiting for a vote in the Senate.

HB 1997, "Providing economic development by funding tourism promotion, workforce housing, art and heritage programs, and community development."

Sponsors: Representatives Orwall, Kenney, Goodman, Fitzgibbon, Maxwell, Santos, Pedersen





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SHB 1997
Economic development/funding
House vote on Final Passage
3/4/2011

Yeas: 55   Nays: 42   Absent: 0   Excused: 1

Voting Yea:  Representatives Anderson, Appleton, Asay, Billig, Blake, Carlyle, Clibborn, Cody, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eddy, Finn, Fitzgibbon, Frockt, Goodman, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jacks, Jinkins, Kagi, Kenney, Kirby, Ladenburg, Liias, Lytton, Maxwell, McCoy, Miloscia, Moeller, Moscoso, Ormsby, Orwall, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Reykdal, Roberts, Rolfes, Ryu, Santos, Seaquist, Sells, Springer, Stanford, Sullivan, Takko, Tharinger, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, and Mr. Speaker
Voting Nay:  Representatives Ahern, Angel, Armstrong, Bailey, Buys, Chandler, Condotta, Crouse, Dahlquist, Dammeier, DeBolt, Fagan, Hargrove, Harris, Hinkle, Hope, Hurst, Johnson, Kelley, Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, Morris, Nealey, Orcutt, Overstreet, Parker, Pearson, Probst, Rivers, Rodne, Ross, Shea, Schmick, Short, Smith, Taylor, Walsh, Warnick, Wilcox, and Zeiger
Absent:  
Excused:  Representative Alexander
 
The following message was sent to Representative Ross Hunter (D) of the 48th district.
TO:   Representative Ross Hunter
  
FROM:   Mr. Michael Baker
  
STREET ADDRESS:   Xxxxxxxxxx
  
EMAIL:   Communicate.with.Mike  gmail.com
  
PHONE:   (206)
  
BILL:   1997 (For)
  
SUBJECT:   Well done
  
MESSAGE:   Good work on the bill tonight. I am glad to see it pass the House as-is. I hope the Senate is able to get finish something that has proved to be so difficult over the past few years. 

Have a great day, 
Mike Baker 
Seattle, Wa
  
RESPONSE:   No response required by the sender.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

King County Arts and Heritage Bills Inch Ahead

Both HB 1997 and SB 5834 passed out of their respective Rules Committees.
Both have been placed on the Legislative Floor Calendar, currently waiting for voting (HB 1997 in the House, SB 5834 in the Senate).
Not sure when either one will have votes taken. SB 5834 was placed on the Senate Floor Calendar today, HB 1997 was placed on Monday.

I have added a little scroll window on this page to show bill updates.

HB 1997, "Providing economic development by funding tourism promotion, workforce housing, art and heritage programs, and community development."

Sponsors: Representatives Orwall, Kenney, Goodman, Fitzgibbon, Maxwell, Santos, Pedersen





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